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Hopscotch - Julio Cortázar, Gregory Rabassa
Hopscotch
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Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and... show more
Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394752846 (0394752848)
ASIN: 394752848
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 564
Edition language: English
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Kwiat Paproci
Kwiat Paproci rated it
5.0 Gra w klasy
Absolutne arcydzieło! Książka, w której są trzy książki (co najmniej) i setki światów. Swego czasu (lata 70-te, 80-te) ludzie rozmawiali za jej pomocą wymieniając się kartkami :-)
EpidermaS
EpidermaS rated it
2.0 Gra w klasy
Założenie było takie, że najpierw przeczytam książkę „po Bożemu” (od początku do rozdziału 56.), a potem pobawię się w „skakankę”. Plan został wykonany w połowie, a i to z wielkim trudem. Trochę mi wstyd, bo kilka ostatnich rozdziałów zaledwie omiotłam wzrokiem, zatrzymując się jedynie przy „ciągnąc...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
3.0
Pfffff thank god for that!The majority of South American literary-ture that I've read (sans Borges, Marquez and the other obviousers) has been about bohemians dicking about and occasionally having sex, and Hopscotch is no different. It claims to be two books, one which is read left to right until th...
crstarlette
crstarlette rated it
Liked:It is a book that explores form through both form and content.I am like the characters in that I am reading a book that explores form and so are they.Octavio Paz, Ferlinghetti, Coleridgejazz, art, philosophy, alcoholrepetition of words, ideas, charactersthe form of chapter 34the unreality of d...
Stacia's books
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I planned to read this twice: First time in the 'normal' chapter order (chapters 1-56); second time using the 'hopscotch' order (starts with chapter 73, then 'hopscotches' through the 56 chapters read previously along with many additional chapters that are not included in the 'normal' linear reading...
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